Roy Lee Jones

Friday, February 8, 2013

Roy Lee Jones, 82, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, following a farm accident. He was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Red Onion Camp, Crawford County, Mulberry, Kan., to Adam and Hazel West Jones. He married Dorothy Thompson on April 13, 1952. She resides at the home.

Roy was raised in Vernon County and graduated eighth grade at the Silverdale Grade School. As a teenager he spent time working with his brothers in California and Idaho. Roy entered the U.S. Army in 1952 where he was stationed for two years in Orleons, France. After his military service the couple moved to North Hollywood, Calif., and he worked for a chicken ranch. They returned to Nevada and Roy drove a truck for Ames Elevator. He later purchased his own truck and operated Roy L. Jones and Sons Trucking. He retired from trucking in 1986. They moved to their farm in 1965 raising cattle, doing custom haying and running and collecting Farmall Tractors, which he dearly loved. This past summer he baled 5,000 small bales of hay. He was a member of the Nevada Assembly of God and was baptized in 1947. He reaffirmed his membership Jan. 23, 2005.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; one son, Randy Jones and his wife, Glennetta, Nevada; two daughters, Tena Holland and her husband, Charlie, Nevada, and Vickie Dunn and her husband, Alvin, Nevada; eight grandchildren, Carmen Owen, Carrie Poe, Mindy Davis, Ryan Jones, Shawn Jones, Wendi Jones, Chandler Holland and Colby Jones; 10 great-grandchildren, Christina Matkins, Michelle Matkins, Jarrett Owen, Conner Poe, Mallorie Owen, Jacee Poe, Cameron Poe, Riddick Shook, Zayne Valdez, Renner Jones; his brother, Jerry Jones, Parsons, Kan.; sister, Martha Keithly, Huffman, Texas; two aunts; one uncle; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, a host of friends and his coffee buddies.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ervin Jones, Adam Harold Jones; and five sisters, Opal Barnes, Wanda Foote, Joy Neely, Wilma Williams, baby sister Donna Sue Jones; and his son, Wendell Jones.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends today, Feb. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nevada Assembly of God, Nevada, in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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